Isaac
Years ago

NBL/Fox joint announcement tomorrow

ATF:

Major NBL announcement tomorrow with Fox Sports #NBL16

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Anonymous  
Years ago

As I've been trying to tell you all, but no the trolls who know nothing would rather snipe.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Assuming meaning FOX will telecast NBL games?

If so, I wonder how many per week?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can we assume they'll be live?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good question. All games I've heard but not sure on "live"

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Isaac  
Years ago

As I've been trying to tell you all, but no the trolls who know nothing would rather snipe.
Many people have been saying the same thing. This is the first firmer sign of an actual announcement.

Maybe you could start a blog and put your scoops under a name or alias of some sort?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

ATF are saying EVERY game and LIVE!!

GO FOX SPORTS!!

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scott  
Years ago

always thought fox would try to and get it back,
they need something else other soccer in the summer since they lost the cricket, and have five channels to program. it is easier for people to cancel the pay tv contract with no lock in contract, people can just have pay tv for the afl/nrl and cancel it for the summer. so need to give more options to keep people interested in the summer

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

If we got all games live, that would be incredible.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great for the sport.

Hope the WNBL can follow suit but can't see it this year.

Maybe if LK could acquire a team somehow....

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Mike  
Years ago

Is there any chance we might return to 48 minute games as a result of this?

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

This would open the way for 48 minute games.

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Train  
Years ago

If it's every game live I'll be stoked !!! Being able to watch every away game of my team would be awesome.

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Harry Hopeless  
Years ago

Why would Fox mean 48 minute games? Want a two hour package

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Anonymous  
Years ago

#564 is not me, the real anonymous. I've been saying it for weeks, not him.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Outta my Foxtel price range.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

I guess this means on NBL.TV?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Seems odd. Don't they only play 2-3 games of nba live a week on espn?

Combined Nbl/wnbl streaming service would have been better imo and much cheaper and easier to access.

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Baller#3  
Years ago

The rights to 1 NBA game probably cost about as much as a week of Nbl games could be a good reason. As far as streaming, I would think it's unlikely as fox would want coverage to be exclusive

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Anonymous  
Years ago

We'll find out tomorrow but you can nearly bet your bottom dollar Foxtel won't allow any of the games to be streamed on any platform other than a Foxtel one.

IF so and I do mean if a shit time to be an NBL fan. 2 games a week on Ten + nbl.tv was much better than all (assuming all) games on Pay TV.

The clubs have no one to blame other than themselves, when LK took over the league the top priority should've been him using some of his money to buy the NBL back onto FTA TV not hidden away on an outdated platform only 30% of the population has.

And if Fox Sports screw the NBL over again like last time only starting to show games 6-7 weeks into the season or making AFL guys the lead commentators everyone loses.

smh

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ No idea about pro sports. Go Fox!!

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BT  
Years ago

Boy oh boy!

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Mark-e-Mark  
Years ago

Okay, lets list the free to air channels that would want the NBL:

Tumbleweed........

What in the world were you guys expecting?

Given the circumstances, this will be a good deal. 25 bucks a month for foxtel, I think about another 20 for sports package. If you were ever a fan that put money in and went to games, this shouldn't trouble you much. If you just want all the games for free, then you never contributed anyway and have no right to sit on your soapbox and complain.

40 dollars a month - or less than a coffee a day.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Or a good reason to go to the pub and watch some ball!

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Nix 36  
Years ago

From $80 for the season to $250-300. I will probably buy it anyway cause I need my basketball but I am disappointed. Just seems like the same mistakes as last time.

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Mark-e-Mark  
Years ago

I don't understand the complaints. It was this or nothing. You all wanted a TV deal, you all complained about the channel ten deal. I think most posters here are unrealistic. We still might find out that Fox Sports could run a streaming service for these games, so just wait on tomorrows announcement. We don't know the details. Something Boti said on Twitter lead me to believe there is more than one party involved in this decision.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Of course it's live,fox doesn't do delayed sport in fact no one does except the mugs that negotiated that channel one hd deal. Good work lk for bringing us back to the 21st century

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"From $80 for the season to $250-300. I will probably buy it anyway cause I need my basketball but I am disappointed. Just seems like the same mistakes as last time."

Same mistakes as time? When last time?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Also these cheap mofos complaining about fox stop whinging and see where you can get streams. There are legal ways. Or for something really novel get down to your local stadium and watch it in the flesh

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Nix 36  
Years ago

Last time the NBL went exclusively with Fox interest dried up and the league almost folded. I agree that we don't know the details. But Fox had a history of holding all the rights (including digital) when they buy sporting properties, which makes me worried. I hope my concerns will be unfounded.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Okay, lets list the free to air channels that would want the NBL:

Tumbleweed........

What in the world were you guys expecting?

Given the circumstances, this will be a good deal. 25 bucks a month for foxtel, I think about another 20 for sports package.


It's not either or. You can PAY them to show you on FTA TV like the netball did and like the SANFL do, they pay Channel 7 to show one game a week because the ABC were dropping all state league footy comps.

If you don't know Foxtel prices stop acting like you know the score. It's $25 a month for the rubbish basic package, another $25 a month for the sports package, $10 a month to rent their IQ box, if you don't want to watch the games in SD you need to pay extra per month to get the channels in HD, then you usually have to pay a set-up fee, installation fee, direct debit fees per month etc

Want to watch movies or the good TV channels both of those packages are an extra $25 a month each too.

It never ends with Foxtel and take it from someone that had it for years it costs a lot more than you think it will going in.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Last time the NBL went exclusively with Fox interest dried up and the league almost folded


Exactly. And if not for JVG and his High Stakes Hoops tournament which paved the way for the 5 year Ten deal god knows where the NBL would be now if it had've remained hidden away on Pay TV sorry 'subscription television'.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, because there were *so* many people watching the coverage last year on OneHD and nbl.tv

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Last time the NBL went exclusively with Fox interest dried up and the league almost folded. I agree that we don't know the details. But Fox had a history of holding all the rights (including digital) when they buy sporting properties, which makes me worried. I hope my concerns will be unfounded."

Was every game live doe?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

$250-300 for Fox to watch the NBL
Half that for NBA league pass to watch an actual professional league

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Massive fingers crossed Sky Sport NZ buy the rights.

I'm not holding my breath thought.

Sky Sport NZ have really skimped out on just about anything and everything lately - don't broadcast PGA Golf, EPL Football, Blackcaps SA series.

Presume the rights wouldn't be too expensive so they should be able to make it work.

I always wondered why Australians complain when stuff gets shown on Pay TV - but then i realised that Pay TV isn't subscribed to the level it is in NZ.

Despite Foxtel being much better (Sky is rubbish) - about 30% of Australian homes have pay TV. About 55% of NZ households have Sky. Interesting.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I love the professional league that let's you take 5 steps before the shot.

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LV  
Years ago

Well if this is Fox and exclusively fox (eg: No other coverage at all) then that is a huge disappointment. 2 games on FTA and every game on NBL.TV again would be much better.

How much does Fox actually cost per month, including sports pack?

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alexkrad  
Years ago

FYI : Foxtel Play, which is their streaming service, is $50 a month for one package + sports, doesnt require an iq box just a smart tv, ps4, ipad etc with the Foxtel Play app on it. It has first 2 weeks free and no lock in contract cancel anytime. So $250 should get you the NBL season on a good quality stream.
I swore to never return to Foxtel's overpriced rubbish but I think that isn't to hard a pill to swallow.

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Is Foxtel Play an on-demand streaming service, or does it stream whatever is on the regular channels at the same time?

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alexkrad  
Years ago

I haven't used it (yet) but it looks like it is both live whatever is on the channels at that time and also on demand. Not sure if they have the sport games on demand or just the sports shows?

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Baller#3  
Years ago

If you people think that all games live on fox isn't good enough, what the hell is? Anyone comparing the prices of the shitty streaming services of the last couple seasons to HD live TV obviously don't get it. Yes, the regular FOX channels are absolute junk, but the sports channels are done professionally and are basically the flagship package for them. Gone are the days of every sport being on free to air.

Even with Netflix etc. I think Fox will continue to dominate the sports coverage. People think that Foxtel will die with the introduction of streaming, but the one thing that wont die is live sport on TV.

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Isaac  
Years ago

I don't really want Fox in my house and would prefer a streaming option, but the league has to do what's best for it and getting some sort of deal likely trumps streaming-only for them and sponsors.

So, that's fine by me.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Agree Baller#3, the same people that complain the NBL is a bush league and amateurish are the same ones that whinge because their games are now being shown on the premium sports broadcasting platform for the nation. But no, they would rather get a crap quality, regular buffering (if it works at all) stream from NBL.tv

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Thats completely missing the point.

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Bulldog  
Years ago

Anyone know when the announcement is supposed to be today?

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AngusH  
Years ago

It's not perfect, but it's every game so that's pretty decent, especially with the quality of the league this year.

I just canned my Foxtel subscription a little while ago, so looks like I'll be signing up to Foxtel Play... Just wish it were possible to record games I can't catch live.

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LV  
Years ago

I wouldn't say Fox is "the premium sports platform" in the country or anything like that.

All the best sports in Australia are broadcast on free to air TV. For example...

- The best 2 AFL matches every week- including Friday night footy. Plus 2 other matches a week.
- All AFL Finals.
- State of Origin league
- Melbourne Cup
- Australian Open Tennis

All the biggest and best sporting events are shown on FTA, and the best matches of the country’s premier sporting code are also shown. So why anyone would call Fox the premier platform is a bit of a head scratcher for me. (Note: The AFL also has AFL Live pass for $15 a month which allows you to watch any AFL game on your iPad without needing to subscribe to Foxtel).

We had a situation where we had 2 NBL games on FTA plus a reasonable streaming service (Not perfect, just decent) for $90- or $50 for any NBL club member which is what I paid last season- where we could watch ANY game at any time. Now we have a situation where we have to pay $300 odd for a season to watch games on Fox.

For people who have no interest in Fox for any other reason, this is a very bitter pill to swallow.

And I'll be convinced it's a better thing for the league if and when the ratings show that Fox is getting more people watching NBL than were watching on FTA.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Foxtel play seems like a waste when you can get a in home install with iq2 and Foxtel go for tablet, phone etc for the same amount.

wish you could just get the sport channels as would be happy at $25 a month.

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FYI  
Years ago

^ Its a mathematical impossibility for the ratings to be better for the NBL on Fox than on FTA. The FTA system has a huge amount of assumptions built into it and are known to be estimates only. Fox is capped and because of the platform is exact.

OzTam is owned by 7, 9 and 10. They aren't interested in their competitor showing them up as that means lost revenues for them.

if all the measuring devices were taken out of Melbourne the AFL ratings would plummet despite the same number of people still watching the sport.

If a show doesn't perform it doesn't get sponsorship support. The move to Foxtel, unless it is a big big number for the rights, is a poisoned chalice.

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Crob  
Years ago

Lv, All the best sports are on FTA because they are the best. NBL doesn't compete with those boys at that level... Yet.

How do we get there? The NBL.TV and OneHD deal wasn't doing the league any favours.

Getting most, or all the games on Foxtel will be a huge win for for fans and the league, not because it's comparable to what the FTA broadcasters offer the top codes. But because that's where the league is at right now AND it could be worse. A lot worse.

Sometimes you need to take a step sideways in order to take a step forward.

I will add, if you don't have Foxtel and don't want to get it, find a friend or family member who does have it and ask them nicely for one of their Foxtel Go Logins (every account has three). As long as they have the sports package you'll be able to stream the games.

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Based on past experience, is the new NBL and/or Foxtel going to be subsidising teams who lose money at the gate due to unfriendly game times?

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Ive got Netflix for movies etc but as much as Foxtel sucks had it years ago... ill be budgeting in cost to see all the NBL games, just a shame wont watch anything else on there.... literally nothing haha

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Anonymous  
Years ago

all NBL games on FOX are free at most pubs...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If the games will be broadcast through Fox, the deal MUST be accompanied by some kind of online streaming service. Unless you already have fox, majority won't be buying/installing just so they can watch 6 months of NBL games.

If this isn't a case it is a huge step back for the league, losing the FTA games AND the online streaming option in one season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A League has never been able to get traction on FTA.

Despite being bank rolled by one of the richest men in Australia, having a huge amount of media and government support they get zero FTA game time.

A lot of people posting on here need to understand the business, where sport and basketball is at with the people that matter and have a bit of a reality check.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"all NBL games on FOX are free at most pubs..."

Yeah spend 4-5 nights a week at the pub, excellent idea.

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FYI  
Years ago

Last time I looked I wasn't paying for SBS

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Train  
Years ago

$12.50 a week to watch every game live is pretty good value. Its a lot cheaper than it used to be.

If you have xbox/PS4 you can use the foxtel go/play and there is no contracts or set up cost.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Last time I looked I wasn't paying for SBS
Um...

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

People are assuming there is a FTA station out there willing to broadcast games

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Yeah spend 4-5 nights a week at the pub, excellent idea. "

Just 1 night a week for your own team- if you want to watch all of the games- get Fox...easy

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

Apparently announcement is at 1pm

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

To get all the anti Foxtel people fired up, Boti is hearing the new deal is for 5 years

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"$12.50 a week to watch every game live is pretty good value. Its a lot cheaper than it used to be."

Not if you want to watch sport it isn't it's only $5 a month cheaper than it used to be. Basic + sport ($25 + $25) used to be ($40 + $15). So a 'saving' of a whole $1.25 a week.

Keep in mind it isn't 'just' $50 a month, there are usually installation/set up fees (can be up to $150), $10 a month for the box, an extra $10 or $15 a month to get the channels in HD and an extra $25 a month if you want the 'good' channels and another $25 a month if you want access to the movie channels.

I know you didn't say this but anyone who uses "it's only $50 a month" is either being deliberately deceitful or is a Foxtel stooge.

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No, its been explained that Foxtel Play is an online service that has no extra costs.

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Baller#3  
Years ago

Where are you people getting the $10 a month to rent the IQ from? I have foxtel and definitely not paying that fee. $60 a month for Sports with HD

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"To get all the anti Foxtel people fired up, Boti is hearing the new deal is for 5 years"

Assuming the NBL lasts that long of course. This will really hurt the league.

Out of sight out of mind.

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Train  
Years ago

It is if you have a PS4/Xbox one or a tablet. No contract, setup or installation.

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

Just had a look, right now you can sign up for $50 a month sports package combo and $100 installation (including box) the only other price would be if you wanted HD for another $10 per month, but if you are that concerned of cost don't get the HD.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"No, its been explained that Foxtel Play is an online service that has no extra costs."

I'm talking about Foxtel not it's online streaming service which you can't watch on a TV and of course you're paying for the internet bandwith.

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Mark-e-Mark  
Years ago

Which years did Fox last have the NBL and what was it like on Fox in regards to production, and what will it likely be like on the new deal?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Big Sexy,

Yes so averages out to be $68 a month not $50.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Which years did Fox last have the NBL and what was it like on Fox in regards to production, and what will it likely be like on the new deal?"

It was last on Fox for the 2009/10 season and we got AFL commentators as hosts and I think that was the season Fox decided to only start showing games 6-7 weeks into the season.

They also knew the NBL were desperate so only paid them $200k for that year not the $1 million a year they were paying before that.

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

Wasn't the NBL trying to get it on FTA that year and couldn't so when they went back to Foxtel they played #hardball (pun intended)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yep, a well known Murdoch tactic.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

For those saying nbl.tv was cheap for members you are missing the point
No one outside of existing nbl fans would even have known it existed. Similar for the one hd coverage. Several non nbl fans have asked me why isn't it on TV whilst we had the fta coverage. The nbl is at a stage where it needs to generate general awareness first and fox sports is a great platform for that

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ Completely agree

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Isaac  
Years ago

Boti:

Hearing the new @NBL TV deal with Fox may be for 5 years and in HD.

Look, FTA trumps Fox. But Fox trumps streaming only. No one outside the committed fans would've known about and paid for NBL.TV. They might annoy some core fans, but the league needs more than the core to grow.

In the absence of FTA interest, this isn't a bad option. Only alternative was paying to be on FTA, and that might've been beyond the league.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

And the people who knew about it, knew how crappy a product it was anyway, so wouldn't pay for it.

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

I didn't even bother with it last season. I only started using it again when the Wildcats offered it to me for free.

Not that all streaming services should be judged by NBL.tv!
I don't know how the WNBA manages to do it but their LiveAccess service is US$14.99 per season (34 regular season games per team, plus 3 rounds of playoffs) and is a brilliant product.

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swish  
Years ago

Living 400km from my home team venue I loved NBL TV. I could watch it anywhere, at home, in the car, anywhere with internet. I could see all games!

Sure only NBL fans even knew about it, but it was supposed to also mean that since every game was being video recorded in TV quality then footage could easily be made avaialble for FTA TV new services etc.

2 games "live per week" on 10 was a pretty good deal - or could have been if 10 had promoted it. That was the NBL's chance to be discovered by casual channel surfer.

I'm keen to know exactly what its going to cost me now to see NBL on TV. I signed up for 6 months back when they last had it on Foxtel. I think they had some special 6 month deals available, but it showed me that I definitely don't need the rest of the stuf they show.

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RMQ  
Years ago

I like the argument that people with foxtel are more sport inclined than those browsing FTA.

So if the marketing and advertising and game production is on point then viewership should increase right?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Even if it's $100 per month, it's $3 per day so go without takeaway once a week and your fine.

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LV  
Years ago

Fox trumps streaming only? That depends on how well the streaming is publicised.

I will look into it, but I doubt I'll be getting Foxtel.

Time and money pressures are increasing. I didn't renew my NBL club membership this year, after being a member since 2001. I was looking forward to still attending games and keeping tabs on the league via NBL.TV (or subsequent replacement service).

As a result of NBL being on Fox only, my connection with the NBL will no doubt decrease even more. I've got a nephew and a niece as well (who knows, might have kids myself one day)- too bad I won’t be able to show them the NBL any more.

This is a huge disappointment.

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RMQ  
Years ago

IT'S HAPPENING!!!!!!

ALL GAMES LIVE AND IN HD ON FOX!

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Crobler  
Years ago

http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/basketball/fox-sports-national-basketball-league-announce-broadcast-partnership-every-game-live-in-hd/story-fnhq5xcn-1227510845488

Its out

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cats 4 life  
Years ago

get second job, so you can afford the extra things in life.

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Crobler  
Years ago

"Kestelman also added that the NBL has made provision for a weekly live game to be simulcast on a free to air network and the NBL is in high-level discussions with the commercial networks."

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

Well for me personally, as someone who has Foxtel anyway, this is awesome :D

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TimberBall  
Years ago

I've had Foxtel for years and don't understand all of the criticism. I pay $60 a month for basics and sport, which gives me every AFL game, 3-4 NBA games a week (plus all the espn analysts like sportcentre and PTI), 3-4 NFL games a week, sports docos, the Olympics, all NRL games (if I ever feel the need to rip my eyes out), all the Tennis Grand slams, EPL, F1s...The list goes on. So why is it such a bad thing? 7,9,10,1,7mate etc are only good if you want to see people cook, build or find a wife.

I moved to NSW 2 years ago and only get to see the Wildcats play Live 4 times a year against the Hawks and Kings, though I still go to other games whenever I can. Its been frustrating as hell to only be able to watch cats home games either on a 2-3 hour delay or the worst streaming site in history NBLTV. I'm cheering about Fox taking over.

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Nix 36  
Years ago

Congraduations to the NBL for locking out 75% of television views for the next 5 years. Congraduations to FOXTEL just take all my money. Congraduations to the failed 2000s buisiness model, welcome back.

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LV  
Years ago

"Afford" is subjective.

I could afford to pay $400 (or whatever) for 6 months of Foxtel subscription instead of the $80 or so I'd pay for NBL.TV. But am I willing to? Probably not.

And that's the point- most people aren't willing to. Most people don't have Fox. Which is why I think this is a bad move.

Obviously this is a good thing for those who already have a Fox subscription....it's just bad for everybody else! (ie: The majority!).

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Rich  
Years ago

One live game on FTA so stop your whining!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is the best news I have heard all year!

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swish  
Years ago

So why isn't this announcement on the NBL website?

I thought that is where I could go for all things NBL!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Giant waste of time. If you have fox, lucky you, nobody is going to sign up just for the NBL.

No mention of an online service.

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NBL 36  
Years ago

Congraduations NBL on this great tv deal.
This league has gratulated into the big league.

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William  
Years ago

I know its highly unlikely but can't Ten get a game from FOX Sports in a way to promote Foxtel's NBL coverage. Similar to the AFL deal that is not finalised for 1 game per week. Which expects to see Ten cover the Saturday Afternoon AFL and at the same time promote Foxtel's coverage of AFL. Just like Ten have done with the Rugby Union coverage. Since Ten and Fox are together now and that Ten took a 25% stake in Foxtel's sales arm MCN which would probably also cover the NBL

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fantastic stuff... Finally get to see every game live and in HD, No more waiting 3-6 hours for delayed coverage on ONE here in the West.

This is a great result!!

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

For those who can't afford Foxtel, find a friend who has it and ask for their "Foxtel Go" (live streaming service) password ;)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wonder who will be commentating the games?

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Vic Wildcat  
Years ago

To those complaining, if not on Foxtel, provide the alternative .

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

I am signing up just for the NBL, and so is another friend so there is 2

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Ash  
Years ago

I am signing up to Fox.

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Wildcats Fan  
Years ago

What a joke. They should of had NBL.tv back in full HD. It was great although not perfect last season.

I can't get foxtel, can't afford it and I know many many fans and others who like to watch all games but can't get foxtrl either due to signal issues, costs, or because they live in apartments.

Well NBL will die in 5 years now. Everyone is turning off foxtrl because they rather get streaming movie services like Netflix or watch FTA.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If subscription costs $400 for 6months to watch over 120 games live in the comfort of my home with beer and remote in hand. Thats $3.33 a game. No brainer. Im in.

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Wildcats Fan  
Years ago

What a joke. They should of had NBL.tv back in full HD. It was great although not perfect last season.

I can't get foxtel, can't afford it and I know many many fans and others who like to watch all games but can't get foxtrl either due to signal issues, costs, or because they live in apartments.

Well NBL will die in 5 years now. Everyone is turning off foxtrl because they rather get streaming movie services like Netflix or watch FTA.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Think about that though more than $3 per game, every game whether you want to watch it or not.

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Matthew  
Years ago

Agree. Looking forward to watching games of Foxtel when I can.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The crystal ball worked wonders :) got fox installed Monday whilst they had their sale on. $50 a month, no contract and no set up fees :) winning

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm sure if anyone else rung up and demanded that exact same deal they would do it in a heartbeat, they're losing customers hand over fist even resorting to including those who signed up to free Presto trials as 'Foxtel subscribers' lol

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Train  
Years ago

"Giant waste of time. If you have fox, lucky you, nobody is going to sign up just for the NBL. "

I don't have Foxtel and I'm certainly going to be signing up to Foxtel for this. I'm pretty sure you might be with the minority.

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Dave  
Years ago

Yeah, I'll be signing up to fox but not happily. I would say not signing up for people on this site would be a minority, but we spend our free time writing about basketball with a relatively small group of people. I'm sure not many casual fans will be signing up just because the NBL is over there.

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LV  
Years ago

I might sign up, because $100 set up + $50 per month is a good deal.

But, only hardcore fans like myself would even consider signing up just for NBL.

This deal does nothing for casual fans though. That's a big, big problem. One game a week on FTA would at least be something for them- if the NBL can swing that.

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RMQ  
Years ago

^Can confirm... i'm a hardcore fan. Will sign up just for NBL.

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Fine for me, was already signed up anyway.

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Its not always about you Nathan!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What a load of rubbish lv that it does nothing to attract the casual fan. This does more than our previous deal to attract casual fans and probably the sport inclined

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Wildcats Fan  
Years ago

Any update on having the NBL on internet streaming? NBL.tv was fantastic. Just needed more bandwidth.

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Wildcats Fan  
Years ago

Any update on having the NBL on internet streaming? NBL.tv was fantastic. Just needed more bandwidth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Put it in a more current thread mate

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bretts the man  
Years ago

Yes great news , live games on Fox.
Yes I know not evryone has Fox but how many watch a game on fee to air late at night well after game finished.

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